National Liberal Arts College Rankings

National Liberal Arts College Methodology

Among the National Liberal Arts Colleges are schools like Pomona College and Bowdoin College, which emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half of their degrees in the liberal arts fields of study.

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Tuition and fees:
$43,918 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,636
Setting:
suburban
#107 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Drew University

Madison, NJ

Drew University is located in Madison, N.J., not far from New York City. Students can take advantage of the school’s location through intensive semester-long programs on Wall Street and more.

Tuition and fees:
$25,980 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
489
Setting:
rural
#107 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Principia College

Elsah, IL

Principia College is a private institution that was founded in 1910. The student-faculty ratio at Principia College is 7:1.

Tuition and fees:
$41,120 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,512
Setting:
rural
#107 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Washington College

Chestertown, MD

Washington College, located in Chestertown, Md., was the first college chartered after American independence from the British. Students today can get involved in more than 80 clubs on campus or travel to Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., which are each about 90 minutes away.

Tuition and fees:
$39,084 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,484
Setting:
suburban
#110 Overall Score: 52 out of 100.

Goucher College

Baltimore, MD

A private institution, Goucher College was founded in 1885.

Tuition and fees:
$46,625 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,461
Setting:
rural
#110 Overall Score: 52 out of 100.

Hampshire College

Amherst, MA

Hampshire College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,461, with a gender distribution of 42 percent male students and 58 percent female students.

Tuition and fees:
$33,320 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
613
Setting:
suburban
#110 Overall Score: 52 out of 100.

Hollins University

Roanoke, VA

Founded in 1842, Hollins University is a private institution. Hollins University follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$38,300 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,552
Setting:
suburban
#110 Overall Score: 52 out of 100.

Lake Forest College

Lake Forest, IL

Lake Forest College is a private institution that was founded in 1857. The school has 59.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Lake Forest College is 12:1.

Tuition and fees:
$33,605 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
723
Setting:
rural
#110 Overall Score: 52 out of 100.

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA

Located in Sweet Briar, Va., Sweet Briar College is private, liberal arts institution for women. Horseback riding is often a big part of student life at Sweet Briar College, which has a 130-acre riding center on campus.

Tuition and fees:
$30,690 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,231
Setting:
urban
#115 Overall Score: 51 out of 100.

A private institution, Birmingham-Southern College was founded in 1856. Birmingham-Southern College offers a Greek system, where 50 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 30 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$31,760 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,123
Setting:
rural
#115 Overall Score: 51 out of 100.

Hanover College

Hanover, IN

Hanover College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,123, with a gender distribution of 44.1 percent male students and 55.9 percent female students. At this school, 95 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 5 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$36,160 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,602
Setting:
suburban
#115 Overall Score: 51 out of 100.

Stonehill College

Easton, MA

Founded in 1948, Stonehill College is a private institution. Stonehill College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$38,780 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,197
Setting:
rural
#115 Overall Score: 51 out of 100.

Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, PA

Susquehanna University is a private institution that was founded in 1858. The school has 57 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Susquehanna University is 12:1.

Tuition and fees:
$32,445 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,468
Setting:
suburban
#115 Overall Score: 51 out of 100.

Westminster College

New Wilmington, PA

Westminster College was established in 1852 as a private institution. Westminster College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$35,730 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,364
Setting:
city
#120 Overall Score: 50 out of 100.

Coe College

Cedar Rapids, IA

A private institution, Coe College was founded in 1851. Coe College offers a Greek system, where 12 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 13 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$31,602 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
931
Setting:
rural
#120 Overall Score: 50 out of 100.

Ripon College

Ripon, WI

Ripon College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 931, with a gender distribution of 47.3 percent male students and 52.7 percent female students. At this school, 88 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 11 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$35,204 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,954
Setting:
suburban
#120 Overall Score: 50 out of 100.

St. Anselm College

Manchester, NH

Founded in 1889, St. Anselm College is a private institution. St. Anselm College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$36,240 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,663
Setting:
rural
#123 Overall Score: 49 out of 100.

Linfield College

McMinnville, OR

Linfield College has a residential campus in McMinnville, Ore. All students study a variety of subjects through what’s known as the “Linfield Curriculum.”

Tuition and fees:
$45,004 (2012-13)
Setting:
city
#123 Overall Score: 49 out of 100.

St. John's College

Annapolis, MD

St. John's College was established in 1696 as a private institution. St. John's College admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$38,030 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,881
Setting:
city
#123 Overall Score: 49 out of 100.

Wittenberg University

Springfield, OH

A private institution, Wittenberg University was founded in 1845. Wittenberg University offers a Greek system, where 33 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 30 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$32,785 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,464
Setting:
rural
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

Alma College

Alma, MI

Alma College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,464, with a gender distribution of 45.3 percent male students and 54.7 percent female students. At this school, 90 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 10 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$29,090 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,041
Setting:
suburban
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

Berry College

Mount Berry, GA

Founded in 1902, Berry College is a private institution. Berry College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$36,960 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,650
Setting:
suburban
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

McDaniel College

Westminster, MD

McDaniel College is a private institution that was founded in 1867. The school has 66.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at McDaniel College is 11:1.

Tuition and fees:
$25,460 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,377
Setting:
urban
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

Morehouse College

Atlanta, GA

Morehouse College was established in 1867 as a private institution. Morehouse College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$33,650 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,172
Setting:
rural
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

Presbyterian College

Clinton, SC

A private institution, Presbyterian College was founded in 1880. Presbyterian College offers a Greek system, where 47 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 41 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$36,222 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,060
Setting:
suburban
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

Roanoke College

Salem, VA

Roanoke College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,060, with a gender distribution of 41.8 percent male students and 58.2 percent female students. At this school, 74 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 26 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$31,368 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,214
Setting:
suburban
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

Siena College

Loudonville, NY

Founded in 1937, Siena College is a private institution. Siena College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$40,096 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,670
Setting:
suburban
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

Whittier College

Whittier, CA

Whittier College is a private institution that was founded in 1887. The school has 58.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Whittier College is 13:1.

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